Thursday, April 28, 2011
The Sargent – Downing Gardens and Nursery!
The City of Beacon Recreation Department is proud to present a new recreation program for the community in the newly opened NYS Park known as The University Settlement Camp.
You can help educate children about horticulture, gardening and sustainability. Volunteers of all ages are invited to participate in educating and maintaining the grounds, which include a Tree Nursery, Organic perennial & shrub gardens, Vegetable gardens, and Herbal Gardens. While serving the community at large, this program will also provide the City of Beacon with trees for its parks and Main Street.
Join us for the following volunteer opportunities:
Continued cleanup of Garden at the Settlement Camp
Table at Beacon Barks on Main Street
Planting Day Festival – Annual Planting Day at the Garden with food and music
Contact Beacon Recreation Commissioner Justin Riccobono at 845-765-2991or Richie Cabo, 845-476-1660.
About the Sargent Downing Nursery and Garden historical roots:
The Hudson Valley has a rich history in the early development of American landscape gardening and design. Both Beacon and Newburgh were the homes of two distinguished horticulturists, Henry Winthrop Sargent and Andrew Jackson Downing, who paved the way for the art form that helped design some of the most beautiful landscapes in America.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Soles4Souls facilitates the donations of shoes, which are used to aid the hurting worldwide. Shoe companies, retailers, and individuals can donate footwear (both new and used). Soles4Souls is a 501(c)(3) recognized by the IRS, and donating parties are eligible for tax advantages. www.soles4souls.org
Nike’s Reuse a Shoe Program has provided Nike Grind recycled material to nearly 300 sport and playground surfacing projects donated by Nike programs in communities around the world – in addition to the thousands of commercial projects
Every day sports enthusiasts go through countless pairs of running and other athletic shoes. We offer the first online recycling and donation directory that helps people find these local and international shoe recycling programs. Find the best recycling and donation alternatives for your used running shoes and footwear today!
Stuffed Animals for Emergencies (S.A.F.E) chapter members collect new and gently used stuffed animals, toys, books and blankets to be redistributed to emergency organizations, children’s services, hospitals, homeless shelters and many other places that help children during times of crisis. These emergency organizations use the stuffed animals to ease the children’s nerves and calm their fears. Your donations let the children know you care and help them feel a little more SAFE when they need it most.
Center for Environmental Innovation and Education (CEIE)
Sat, April 30 at 9 a.m.
199 Dennings Ave, Beacon
Join Audubon New York's Eric Lind at 9a.m. to spy these little beauties as they migrate back to our woods with color and song. Please pre-register online.
Currently, Eric is the Director of Audubon New York’s Constitution Marsh Center and Sanctuary in Garrison, New York. Heavily influenced by past human activity including severe toxic contamination, the marsh remains a significant wildlife habitat and serves as a fascinating case-study of the relationship between our activities, both positive and negative, on natural systems. Eric oversees all aspects of the Center’s operations, including fundraising, education, and habitat management. His professional highlights include leading eco-tour programs to Canada, the Caribbean Sea, Venezuela, and Central America. He serves as Chair of the Philipstown Conservation Advisory Council and is a member of the Hudson River Estuary Management Advisory Committee.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Saturday, April 30 10am-3pm at the Outdoor Discovery Center, entrance on Muser Drive across from 174 Angola Road.
Purchase a 10x12 yard sale spot for $25 call 845-534-5506, ext. 204.
Earth Day celebration centers on sensors at CEIE
REON Technology: Smaller, Faster, Cheaper
James S. Bonner, Ph.D., P.E., Beacon Institute's Chief Research and Education Officer, will kick off the Institute's 2011 event season 4/21, at 7pm, at the Center for Environmental Innovation and Education (CEIE). The event will prepare the audience for Earth Day with a new understanding of sensors, and how they are transforming our understanding of environmental science.
Dr. Bonner is a nationally recognized expert in real-time water monitoring and oil spill remediation. In fact, earlier this week Dr. Bonner joined a panel of specialists via live webcast for a year-after assessment of the devastating Gulf Oil spill. The webcast was convened by the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History's Ocean Portal and Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE)
Join Dr. Bonner tomorrow evening for "REON Technology: Smaller, Faster, Cheaper" as he unveils data from his research team's mobile monitoring tours of the Hudson, discusses the movement of sediment particles in the river near Fort Edward and offers a glimpse into new sensor technologies currently in development. Register online here.
Scenic Hudson Events
Earth Day Cleanup: Franny Reese State Park
Date: Thursday, Apr. 21, 5:30 p.m.
Location: Franny Reese State Park (Ulster)
Join people around the world committed to creating a more beautiful planet by helping us weed and clean up gateway gardens and plant trees near the parking area at one of our newest parks. More ››
Earth Day Cleanup: Mount Beacon Park
Date: Friday, Apr. 22, 10 a.m.
Location: Mount Beacon Park(Dutchess)
Helping us spruce up one of our most popular parks by joining a trail crew restoring water bars, weeding a garden or hiking to the mountaintop to fill up a trash bag on the way down. More ››
Earth Day Cleanup: Falling Waters Preserve
Date: Saturday, Apr. 23, 10 a.m.
Location: Falling Waters Preserve (Ulster)
Enjoy a sneak peek at Scenic Hudson's newest park while helping to restore one of its prime attractionsóa Hudson Riverside trail offering magnificent views.More ››
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
A forum presented by the American Planning Association's New York Chapter, West Section
Monday, April 25th, 7:30 p.m., College Terrace, SUNY New Paltz
Three Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners (Frank Fish, FAICP; Dwight Merriam, FAICP; Stuart Turner, FAICP) will explore the promise of fostering priority growth areas and examine how economic planning and strategic land use can help sustain the Hudson Valley.
Innovative Zoning and Fiscal Policies
The State Smart Growth Public Infrastructure Policy Act
Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)